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spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. early sunday morning, 36-year- old lamont ellis was found shot dead in an alley. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> a local university professor killed in a tragic accident in northwest. a driver hay medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle. she hit professor rhett leverett as he stood on the sidewalk at sixth and e street. he taught history at marymount with an emphasis on european history. he was 60 years old. >>> protesters will continue today to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. protesters will hold a veteran march at noon at freedom plaza as well as a protest tonight in front of the bank of america on vermont and l street. yesterday, protester marched on freedom plaza to the commerce building. they
violent day including the city's first murder this year. fox 5's karen gray houston is live in frederick with the latest. >> reporter: there was a murder here sunday and it was the first murder in frederick this year. this is the city that only had two homicides in all of last year. 36-year-old lamont ellis was gunned down early sunday morning about 2 a.m. shot multiple times according to police found in mullinex alley. his friends gathered for a vigil tonight at the very spot where he was killed. they believe he was the victim of an attempted robbery, but police say they have not yet determined a motive. meanwhile gunfire rang out around 5:30 this evening in the 300 block of west south street, shots that could be heard from police headquarters. area residents say somebody started firing a weapon after a big street fight involving 15 or 20 people. police say one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word on whether the two incidents are connected. police are waiting for autopsy results on lamont ellis. >> we believe he was downtown at some of our downtown establishments. we
with a violent crime speak that does includes the city's first murder of the year. lamont ellis was found dead in an alley. he had been shot multiple times. while fox 5 was working this story, conducting interviews at police headquarters, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene t turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person is stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> today marks 10 years since the d.c. sniper attack. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually captured and cop stricted of the killings. malvo is now 27 and serving a life sentence. >>> occupy d.c. protesters are expected to continue their marches today with a veterans march at noon. yesterday, they marched from freedom plaza to the commerce building saying they want to remain peaceful to convey their message against corporate greed and politics. this week marks the beginning of the encampment at macpherson square and that anniversary. >>> a suspect tasered, punched and kicked and it was captured on dash cam. the que
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
on a story we first brought you yesterday. d.c. may be the next city to crack down on the oversized sugary drinks. some city council members say they would support a ban on super sized drinks in an effort to battle owe weast. d.c. leaders could consider a ban like new york on anything over 16 ounces or a tax. councilmember mary cheh says she will take up the issue in the next few months. >> this is not something we can ignore. i know people say nanny state. if there is a serious public health problem, when hasn't the government looked to take steps to address it? >> the issue is that kids are drinking too much soda and it is up to parents to reduce that amount themselves. that is a decision that parents rather than mary cheh and the d.c. council should make. >> a similar effort by the d.c. council came up short in 2010 but only by one vote. >>> it is as thin as a pencil and as light as a notepad. the new ipad mini is unveiled. >> we'll get a look at t plus apple is not the only one with wig changes. -- we'll get a look at it. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take ca
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in frederick, maryland. the crime strike includes the city's first year. someone shot and killed lamont george lee elohist early sunday morning. tonight more gun fire -- ellis early this morning. tonight more gunfire and fox 5 was on the scene. >> reporter: a lot going on in a short amount of time. the street violence broke out shortly after we arrived here in frederick about 5:30. we were talking to a police lieutenant about sunday's murder when all of a sudden you could hear gunshots fired from close by and then about an hour ago a vigil for lamont ellis. >> in the name of jesus, amen. >> reporr: lamont ellis had a lot of friends. they showed up to pay tribute to him in mullinex alley where he was found dead 2:30 sunday morning. his girl friend and children were at the vigil. ellis was remembered as the manager of the seafood department at a gaithersburg giants supermarket. >> he was a wonderful friend and a good father, had a big heart. he will be missed. >> he was a good guy, never bothered nobody ever. all he did was smile. >> reporter: his friend think he was the victim of a robbery,
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freeze here in the city but we've had the first freeze in the suburbs and i think it qualifies. 82 degrees fredericksburg. 81 for culpeper and manassas right now. a wonderful 79 degrees. this is your evening forecast. there'll be some clouds but it's going to stay dry. so don't worry about it. and i suggest you get out there and enjoy it too because temperatures will be dropping down into the 60s and it will be real, real good. here's the nation and you can see temperatures cincinnati 76. st. louis 76. little rock 81 and dallas 83. and we'll have temperatures around here tomorrow in the lower 80s so where they're at 81 in little rock right now it will look like that here for us. wichita 90 degrees and i think you can j get a seasons -- just get a sense of the colder temperatures back out to the northwest. that's where a big trough of low pressure has dug in. we get the benefit of high pressure on this side of the united states. so that means nice, warm conditions. oh and by the way, this warm trend is going to continue. it gets warmer before it even gets cooler. notice tomorrow's 8
. thank you. can you tell us about city dogs? >> sure. first off i will tell you about pet overpopulation. we are talking about animal shelters basically 8 million pets are brought to the animal shelters per year. about four million make it to homes. the other four million are killed. so groups like citigroup rescue, people volunteer to bring foster dogs in their homes and we keep the dogs until new homes are found. >> all right. now, city dogs, is there a meaning behind that title? >> well, we are in the dupont circle neighborhood so, we are in the city. >> gotcha. >> it was started at the city dogs day care. we board some of the dogs there and some stay in foster homes until they are adopted. >> thank you for the good work you do. we are showing a picture -- live shot i should say of truman going nap pi time. >> we got truman about a week or so ago. >> he opened his eyes like talking about me. >> he is a senior. he is about 10 years old, a hound great dane mix. basically not wanted by his family. we don't know the story. they brought him to the shelter. they didn't want him any more. we
first reported by the "washington post." the city says the settlements were necessary to avoid litigation. >>> the d.c. council will begin to consider a change to those controversial speed cameras. today, councilmember tommy wells will formally introduce legislation that will reduce the amount of the camera fine. right now, speed camera tickets can be as much as $250. if you don't pay within $30, that fine doubles. >> there needs to be a fine for speeding because it is dangerous. if we create certainty that you'll be caught, we reduce this. traffic fatalities have gone down. we know they work but there is no correlation to how high the fines are for speeding. >> reporter: red light camera fines won't change but councilman wells hopes this move will help eliminate the suspicion that cameras are only meant to make money for the district. >>> a collision on the campaign trail involving the first lady michelle obama. >> don't worry. she is okay but there was a bit of a fender bender that left a few people in the hospital. we're checking more headlines coming up next. 
to take on the pittsburgh steelers. this will be rg3's first trip to the steel city. lindsay joins us with a preview. >> we have been on london fletcher tracker this week. the redskins ironman has a hamstring sprain and was experiencing balance issues this week and being evaluated by a enrolls. today positive results, no con -- a neurologist. today positive results, no concussion and he got through practice this week. as for robert griffin, iii, this will be his first trip to pittsburgh, but so far on the road griffin and the redskins have won twice beating the saints in new orleans and the bucs in tampa. chris cooley will more than likely see time on sunday at the tight end position. logan paulsen will be the starter at that spot, but for griffin who faced a hostile crowd last week in new jersey against the giants going on the road in the steel city just another check in the experience category. >> i look forward to it, look forward to going out there and seeing how their fans are. i'm pretty sure it's going to be their fan base is very fanatic and i take in all those experiences, bu
. >> reporter: the ads first and in 10 new york city subway stations and in san francisco. the ap reports there have been some defacing of the ads in new york and san francisco but few actual protests. one woman in new york was spray painting over one of the ads. we don't know what time today those ads are going to be displayed. but metro says there will be one ad in each of four stations that would be here at u treatment, also at again montreal, takoma park and also george avenue. we don't expect to get any sort of notification of when those ads are going to be put up. metro police say they are ready in case there are any protests. >> thank you. >>> turning to politics now, the u.s. senate race in virginia takes a pot light tonight as democrat tim kaine and republican george allen face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close. but a new rasmussen poll of likely voters shows cain pull ago way with 52%. rasmussen has now moved the virginia senate race from toss- up to leaning democratic. >>> president obama spent the night in california at a fundraising co
obama also addressing that dinner in new york city tonight but first, later today, the president atentdz a campaign rally in manchester, new hampshire. tomorrow, he is back in virginia with an event in fairfax, virginia. -- attends a campaign rally in manchester, nam and a -- new hampshire. >>> a reminder we have a new show debuting as election day approaches. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will focus on both local and national candidates and issues during the final two weeks of the campaign. it starts monday at 6:30:00 p.m. right here on fox 5. >>> coming up, rap star flava flav behind bars. >> police make a stunning mistake. details of what they did to a man they thought was carrying a sword. we'll explain next as we check more headlines. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women
to the early 1800s when people first realized that the build-up of human cities creates a heat island. it has been proven that areas where there are paved surfaces where you have lots and lots of people, it is a combination of all the asphalt and concrete and the civilization, it holds heat. heat. if you notice our temperatures at reagan national, they are usually four, five, sometimes eight or 10 degrees warmer than out at dull list which is just 30 miles to our west. >> sure. -- out at dulles which is just 30 miles to our west. >> sure. >> the bigger the city, the bigger the discrepancy, new york city, dallas, places like that. it is a couple of things. i'll let tucker explain this. >> i just want to quickly show this map. what i'm trying to show here, not going to do a very good job, but that is new york city and what they've done here is they've done satellite imaging. see the darker spots, that is the cooler areas of the city. that is staten island there on your bottom left and manhattan. you can kind of see central park. >> okay. >> if we show the next map, it corresponds directly to wh
the man accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building in new york city. investigators say he considered targeting president obama first but the family of the 21-year- old bangladeshi map insists on his innocence. they say he only came to the united states to study business in college. we are finding out he actually studied cybersecurity at southeast missouri state university. >>> a diabetes defense proves unsuccessful for a florida man charged with murder. a jury found kevin satterfield guilty in the death of his wife and pregnant daughter's boyfriend as well as shooting his daughter who survived with her baby. the defense claimed that high levels of blood sugar had prevented 591-year-old from knowing what he was doing. he was sentenced to three life terms without the possibility of parole. -- prevented the 59-year-old from knowing what he was doing. >>> documents have been released from the boy scouts on men who were kicked out of the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the perversion file as they're called detail some 1 1/200 cases of abuse spanning more than three dec
lawsuit to have the ads in new york city subway system, are you expecting the same outcome in the district in. >> we hope. this is on the highest rung of protection under the first amendment. the d.c. transit authority's restriction on this speech is a content-based restriction. the reason for what they described as deferring the display of the ads to in indetermineinant time is based on the violent muslims in the middle east. >> in light of the recent tack on the u.s. em-- embassy in libya, the todayly attacks in libya and other muslim countries, after that film was shown here, are you or your client concerned that we could see a similar violent response in the u.s.? >> not at all. that was a planned terrorist attack and the safety concerns at the mta, the d.c. transit authority has ranks speculation and you indicated, i work for the american loss and we filed a lawsuit in new york and won there. the same ads are in new york city for a week now and there is no terrorist or violent activity and there is no justification or bases for a content-based restriction on core political speech that
to talk about, so we've got him working in the web center. >> that's right. safety first. as sherri ly has been reporting all night from ocean city devastating wind gusts obviously along that ocean line, flooding as well. we'll show you some of the pictures that have come into our newsroom, these incredible photos. mackey's in ocean city almost looks like an island, a popular restaurant only open may to october, just recently closed for the season. now it's seeing serious damage from the storm sitting there in the middle of what appears to be the ocean. the next one here, this one to give you an idea of how those houses there are doing, this picture was taken this afternoon and you can't tell where the water is supposed to end and where it's supposed to start. the land just beginning there. as you can see that, that second house from the right appears to be nearly halfway under water. the third photo, here is the beloved ocean city pier. you can see damage was severe s we should tell you the storm will continue to batter the coastline and cause some problems with the storm surge for at lea
that includes the city's first murder of the year. 36-year-old lamont ellis was found dead in an alleyway early sunday morning. he had been shot multiple times. friends and family members gathered at a visual last night. police don't have a suspect nor a motive right now. fox 5 was working the story, conducting interviews at police headquarters, shots did ring out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight. along west south street. >> it was a mess. it was chaos. there was at least 20 people there, and they had five or six of them, started to break out in a fight. and everybody just started to join in. >> police say one person was stabbed. and is listed in serious condition. no word if the two incidents are related. >> 10 years ago today, our region was traumatized by a sniper shooting spree. the beginning of it. for three weeks in october of 2002, people around our area did not know where the next victims would be shot. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were found guilty of killing 10 people and injuring three others. on thursday there is a prayer vigil to re
comes down in texas. it was the third tower of the old luminant power plant to be imploded. the first one came down in april. 95% of all the rubble will be recycled. the company plans to sell the property. if the city buys it, it may be used for a police or fire training facility. ng facility >> i was curious about what they would do with the property after they demolished something like that. >> it is great they can recycle all of it. >> absolutely. they'll use it for something it looks like. >> that's great. around here -- i was going to say something i probably shouldn't have. we'll talk about the weather. it will be beautiful today. >> you said a lot of things this morning already and it is only 4:45. >> i know. i got to pace myself. a much cooler weekend. on sunday, we have a lot going on. it will be chilly around here. our high temperatures only in the 50s afteren joying temperatures in the 80s. we'll be in the low 80s later today but it should be a great day for you. 64 in washington. sarah mentioned how much better it feels out there and it really does. it got much more comfor
the man accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve bing in new york city. investigators say he considered targeting president obama first, but the family of the 21- year-old man insists on his innocence. they say quazi nafis only came to the united states to study business in college. we're also finding out he actually studied cyber security. >>> the boy scouts organization in hot water after thousands of pages of alleged child abuse are released. it contains information on about 5,000 people, mostly men, who were kicked out of the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the perversion files they call them details some 1200 cases of abuse spanning more than three dedes. the files first examined by the los angeles times show more than 50 cases of abuse concerned scout leaders in the d.c. region. >>> president obama is back in battleground virginia today. he's making another appearance at george mason university later this morning at the rally in fairfax. the president is expected to outline the choice facing americans in the presidential election. >>> we have a traffic alert fr
in the 1990s and died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board set up to oversee the financial management of the city. his appointment was controversial and drew the ire of then mayor marion barry but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. we'll find out how many teens say they have an iphone. >> as we go to break, you know babies born today will have a special birthday. it is 10-11-12. studies have shown most babies are born in august or september. one harvard researcher crunched numbers and said september 16th was the most common birthday. >> my son's birthday is september 15th. >> really? >> you missed it by one day. b >> you were so close, tony. >> we're back in just a moment. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away earl
look at the scene there this morning -- for a look at the scene there this morning. >> first, a look at how the storm is affecting new york city where there is major concern about storm surge there. enough watt they're could flood the subway system. we'll have more when fox 5 morning news continues. -- enough water there that it could flood the subway system.  my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news. we continue to track hurricane sandy in new york where all train, subway and bus service has been shut down because of the risk of flooding. schools in the big apple are all closed. the big earth concern is the tidal surge which could reach up to 11 feet in parts of
. again, just looking at the track for the first time myself. it looks like that will go right over ocean city and right over the washington area later tonight and if this verifies, we'll have some serious issues around here i'm afraid by tomorrow afternoon. eventually, the storm will get out of here but it will take a couple of days' time. notice the wind field. we'll pull all of this a little further to the south and to the west. if this pulls through ocean city, we'll be dealing with the hurricane-force winds here in washington. i'm try to update this map for you. again, very concerned that we'll have hurricane-force winds and again, if that track were to track a little further to the south and west, we'll have major issues here. we had a wind gust closer to 30 in washington. 22 in leonardtown. this is just the preliminary event. this is around 1:00. these winds are going to pick up laterred it and as mentioned, they will be close to hurricane force later. by 11:00, notice much of the area in on the heavy rain. ocean city will be dealing with up to a foot of rain when things wrap up. l
on new york city. there's some major headlines coming out of the city this morning. >> first, a devastating fire in queens. look at this video. this is extraordinary. at least three homes were destroyed in the late night hours in the beach community of breezy point. at least two dozen intensive care babies were among 200 patients evacuated from nyu medical center last night. they had to leave when backup generators failed. meanwhile, part of a crane still dangles high above the streets of manhattan. it snapped yesterday as the high winds moved in. it is sitting atop a luxury high rise still under construction. >>> and we are getting some incredible pictures of the flooding that hit new york last night. check it out. the storm surge turned into a cascading waterfall at the ground zero construction site. quite a sight there. in the meantime, hundreds of cars in the big apple were swamped by flood waters. this picture taken in brooklyn. this morning the waters have receded, leaving those cars strewn in the streets. and in hoboken, new jersey was impacted by flood parties. this
by two. the first pitch is high for ball one. motte had a two-inning save opportunity on june 17 against kansas city. and blew that save. he saved 42 in the regular season. he saved game one of the nlcs and he deals with gregor blanco leading it off in the eighth. in to center. jay is there. one out. it goes without saying if you're mike matheny and/or tetedlilliquist, the pitching coach, not only do you want a scoreless eighth inning you want a quick eighth inning against the bottom part of the line township not wear out the closer for the next frame. >> tim: 15 pitches or less would be just fine with the cardinals. >> joe: kontos the left-hander ge getting loose. motte will deal with brandon crawford who has been on base three times. takes a strike. on deck is aubrey huff. top of the order will bat again for the giants before the end of the night. they will need one base runner. to guarantee that buster posey gets to the plate. strike two. crawford walked in the second. singled in the fourth. singled again in the sixth. that was all against kyle lohse. he was in line for the win if the
'll be right back, of course. first, let's take a live picture of route 50 at the draw bridge in ocean city. you can see the rain coming down right now, cameras shaking a bit, winds picking up. update on sandy's track, which we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. earning 1% cash back we had a good d group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. . >>> well, hurricane sandy could cut off power to thousands in virginia. we'll get more now on preparations in the commonwealth. joining me on the pho
for the yankees. >> they have a big payroll. showers and storms generally city south and south and east. embedded-- can we go to radar first? thank you, yes. you can see, look at that thunderstorm activity, just southeast of the city. i'm sure this is not doing great things for the commute, out of that beltway. all that thunderstorm activity, see the flashing towards waldorf and la plata and lifting up to the chesapeake beach? that will push through southern parts of our viewing area and towards annapolis and eventually off to the north and east. this is our last batch of moisture. things should be winding down shortly and i think mostly just clouds here for the morning hours. eventually some sunshine and warmer temperatures. let me show you the bigger picture here. big upper level low to the west. there you go. cold front coming through, and notice in west virginia and western virginia, getting clearing. hoping that will move in later today. here's your accu weather seven- day forecast, by afternoon, some sunshine with temperatures in the mid-70s. rain at the moment. and cooler for the weekend,
it got in. >>> first, though, lauren demarco has a look at damage in ocean city, maryland. lauren. >>reporter: well, whipping winds continue here in ocean city. in the meantime city officials beginning to assess the damage. we're going to have an update in the wake of superstorm sandy coming up next on fox 5 morning news.  >>> back now on fox 5 morning news. we are bringing you live pictures from northwest washington. you see here a big tree toppled over. this is at wisconsin avenue and porter street. it's taken some power lines down with it. so you may be having power problems in that neighborhood. >>> man, check out this dramatic scene. this is in silver spring. last night sandy was really pounding the area. i have a little bit more on this because these happen to be friends of mine, fred and e71 out in silver spring. fred wrote me and said this happened about 6:00, so the tree came down from the roots. it went all the way across to the other side. of course it landed on live wires and then it fell on the truck and in about 15 minutes the front end of
city. this man was never even close to getting off the ground. we'll explain coming up. ain co . >> but first, would you be ready if we got hit by another earthquake? what is happening today to make sure everyone is ready. fox 5 morning news is back in just a moment. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious, and more protein than those regular yogurts. are those almonds i see in the corner thingy? caramelized almonds i think you'll find. well, who wants ordinary run-of-the-mill almonds when you could have the caramelized kind? if i was this girl, i'd caramelize my whole apartment. weird. this
to hit the biggest city in the u.s. in recorded history. in new york city, south of 39th street, it is in the dark this morning. and a dangerous construction crane dangles over midtown forcing evacuations. and for the first time since 1888, the stock exchange is shut for a second day. the storm is blamed for 16 deaths in the u.s. and canada. from washington to boston, subways, buses, train and schools are all shut down. more than 7,000 flights are grounded. >> one of the big of the stories coming out of new york is this raging fire in queens. it haened overnight in the beach side community of breezy point. at least 50 homes we understand were destroyed. the fire went to six alarms with some 120 firefighters involved in fighting the fire. it is unclear right now how it started. >>> we were pared the worst of what sandy had to offer but there is still some damage out there. >> because of that, there are still many closings this morning. in fact, metro is closed again. that includes metrorail, metrobus and metro access. we are hoping to get an update later on today. >> federal gove
was ignored. >>> tomorrow, the vice presidential contenders face off in their first and only debate. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan will work to boost number at the polls. the city of danville, kept ken is hope fig boost as wellle stores there stocking up on politically themed items and has been a huge spruce-up with streets being repaved and no signs being put up as well. it will be held at center college. >>> think back for a minute to the last inauguration. >> it was cold. >> it was brutally cold. remember all of this? the record-setting crowds? the next big day isn't too far away and metro has a plan in place. we'll have more on that coming up next. >> first, we'll check in with tucker for your forecast. nice warm-up heading our way today and tucker will have the details on it when we come back. [ kreg smith ] i'm third generation military. i served in the army, two tours over there. when i got back from iraq, i was searching for new jobs. [ lionel hamilton ] veterans make great employees, because you know they've already got expertise and they've got job skil
city, new jersey reeling from the effects of sandy today. millions got their first good look at the damage. fox's craig boswell is in absecon new jersey with the story. >> reporter: the long arduous task of dang assessment is just beginning as people begin -- damage assessment is just beginning as people begin to pick up the pieces left in sandy's wake. president obama warns sandy is still pounding portions of the country. >> it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. so i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, still risks of downed power lines and high winds. >> reporter: downed power lines are part of the damage across southern new jersey where sandy made landfall last night. millions are without power in 17 states with no concrete tame table as to when the lights will -- timetable as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a 4 1/2 hour long helicopter tour of
%. and overall it has romney getting 50% to the president's 47%. this is the first time romney has the lead. >>> here in the district, city leaders have soured on the obama campaign. that's because they say the president hasn't done enough to support the local autonomy d.c. has been looking for. the city still lacks representation in congress and the city laws are still up for congressional review. >>> a criminal investigation into an undercover video that led to the resignation of congressman jim moran's son as his campaign field director. in the video, patrick moran is heard telling someone from a conservative group how to cast ballots under the names of 100 voters who rarely go to polls. at the same time, the chairman of the republican committee is calling for congressman moran to resign. >>> checking other top stories in the day ahead, virginia man accused of shooting a security guard at a conservative christian lobbying group will be back in court. he'll face terrorism charges. he has already pleaded not guilty. >>> also today the two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old n
a gauntlet would like like if it was a hybrid car. the c-max hieb i had rid is the automaker's first attempt to go head to head with the firefighter prius in the high mileage game. the c-max comes to the fight packing an epa rated 47 miles per gatt long city, highway and combined. >> 48 miles per gallon across the board. that is a big jump into fuel economy for ford. it was their one development that made it possible. >> it is about that entire development of the system. it is not any one individual execution. it is really about doing this as an efficient system and both the power train system for that engine, transmission and battery but also for the car itself. so it is paying attention to the details on aerodynamics. paying attention to what we call parasitic abouts how energy can be lost to heat and noise that otherwise we want to have go into propelling the car efficiently. >> the c-max offereds a five- door five passenger package that is richly appointed, delivers a refined experience. ford priced and sized the $26,000 crossover between the standard 50-mile her gallon prius an its larg
at tomorrow night. >> well, i'll tell you what, first of all for the people in d.c., we are 30 miles east of new york city, east of manhattan in a place called hempstead, in long island. and right now the hall is under preparation and it looks like things are good to go. we are expecting about 80-84 uncommitted voters, voters who haven't decided yet who they are voting for or have an idea but can still be swayed one way or another. so those 80 - 84 people, you'll see them on stage tomorrow night with the candidates behind them, since they are doing the last minute preps, they say between 80-84 and not giving a specific number. hofstra is holding this debate in the second time as as -- in as many election sickles. and the president said it went so well the first time around that the presidential commission on debates decided to come back here for the second presidential election in a row and that's why they are doing it here. >> well, joe, we know these uncommitted voters are going to be giving the questions and we know this pool has been drown around from the area where you are. but folks
touchdown run just electrifying the fedex faithful and i think the whole city in whole, we have the talk about the defense a little bit too. they really stepped up especially in the first half when the offense was sputtering and lorenzo pander, there he is -- alexander, there he is, the one man gang. that's the twitter handle because he does it all. we always think of him as a demon on special teams, which he is, every time you see somebody tackle. you see number 97 flying in the picture, took 27 snaps at linebacker, had a sack and a half. four tackles and of course got the big fumble that set up the touchdown on the next play. he got a game ball. he's a captain. >> i understand my role on the team is to be a special teams demon and to be a captain and you know fill in on defense when need be and just take advantage of the opportunities. it made me a different player, quicker and more dynamic and i think the coach utilized the history today and pass rushing. you know it was a great feeling to go out there and finally contribute on a defense to the win. >> it's what he does. like i always
and to the west of the city this morning. places like dumb less, 37 at this hour. it is quite cool out there. definitely a jacket here for the first part of your day. as is typical this time of year, we'll warm up with the sunshine during the day and it should be a very pleasant afternoon for you. forecast highs, upper 60s and low 70s. we'll go 72 here in town. lots of sunshine and we should be nice and dry. coming up in just a couple of minutes, i'll look at the seven- day forecast and ask tony and tucker, a good weather question today. >> do we get a hint? >> no. >> he says it is a good question. >> i'm just glad i'm up here for it. >> you don't usually get to come up for this. >> i'm committed. >> it is exciting. >> let's get traffic now with julie wright. >> taking a peek at what is happening in virginia, the northbound side of i-95 i where we find the chopper now. headed north, you will find delays leaving stafford from 630 courthouse road headed up towards quantico. back on the brakes continuing northbound leaving dale city continuing through woodbridge. this is where we find sky fox h
the course of your morning hours. that's stage one, first the heavy rains move in, then the winds. let's take a closer look at your storm system. there you go, you can see the heavy rain throughout the beltway, south and east of the city, southern maryland getting some very heavy rain, parts of prince georges county. let's see out towards annapolis is getting good rain at the moment as well. you're out towards the west, you too will get in on the heavy rain. all of this is pushing out to the west. here's a look at your storm and as i mentioned, actually growing in intensity, if you look at the right side, you'll see for just a moment, it developed an eye wall and eye structure last night. then it disappeared again. it's now being covered by overcast, that's the big blob you see, but as i mentioned, maximum winds, 85 miles per hour. big change from last night, it's now tracking to the north and we're expecting that north we recall and eventually north western. this will indeed make land fall somewhere across northern delaware, southern new jersey here later this evening. maybe 8:00, 9:00, 10:0
trailer and towed to their destination in louisiana. >>> coming up next, first it was plastic bags at the grocery store and the plastic sandwich bags could be losing their popularity. and also ahead, a shakeup at city bank. the bank ceo resigned. we'll have details. >> and gary's back with the full forecast. fox 5 news at 5 is coming back. investments, personally, about paid 14% in federal taxes, is that fair to the guy higher rate than you did? romney: "yeah, encourage economic growth." us. is that the way to grow america? this message. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are th
in the 1990s has died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board. the congressionally-mandated panel set up to oversee the financial management of the city. his appointment was controversial and drew the ire of then mayor marrian berry. but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> in the meantime, one of d.c. -- the d.c. mayer vince gray's former aides has avoided jail time. howard brooks pled guilty earlier this year for his role in paying another candidate to bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the 2010 mayoral campaign. brooks was sentenced yesterday to two years probation and 200 hours of community service. the u.s. attorney continues to investigate mayor gray's campaign. >>> a boxing legend from maryland is returning home to help promote several youth programs. sugar ray leonard will be lending his support for three key initiatives at a news conference at prince george's county p
for you. as we check out our pick city of the day. jacksonville, florida. the "first coast news" afternoon thunderstorms a of the day, j jacksonville, florid. a high of 89 degrees. normal temperatures out west into the plains, great lakes, along the east coast. below normal down south, a little on the wet side. midweek, a big cooldown coming. snow showers in the upper and western plains. hot warm weather here in the east. as we get to the latter part of the week, that cooldown makings its way to the east. with snow in the upper mississippi river valley. look for warmer temperatures through the gulf coast. continues dry out west. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> certainly feeling like autumn this morning. i'm storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein. much of the region just past 8:00. sun's up, partly cloudy sky. will stay chilly for another two hours. then get up to around 70 by midafternoon with increasing clouds. then we could get some rain off and on this evening which might interrupt the nationals game. warming up after that. oth
. >> dave, when is the nationals first game? >> it will be sunday against either atlanta or st. louis. >> we don't know what time though. >> we don't know what time or what city. that is most we can do at this point. >> i was there yesterday. teddy was awesome. >> i forgot for a second. >> bigger deal that teddy won than the nationals. >> i think so. the nats have been winning all season. >> we've gotten spoiled. let's get to the weather and then we have a fun ask tony and tucker. i think it's fun. the good news is we'll get the rain over with early. i think much of the day will be rather dry but the next couple of hours here, we'll have a lot of clouds with some on again, off again showers. this particular radar is alittle aggressive. i don't think much of this is touching the ground. we do have areas with the rain showers just east of washington pushing into prince george's county and there is a line generally here north to south from southern pennsylvania down into southern maryland. you are getting some light rain showers. what is so funny? >> oh, my mic is on. >> yeah. shower activity p
federal courts of appeal say that violates the first amendment and one thought it was okay. >> reporter: he has worked to draft the legislation and neither want to violate the constitution. they want to clean up the city. >> i believe in freedom speech, but i think there is an opportunity here to regulate. >> reporter: he said his ears are open and would like to hear both sides. shawn? >> thank you, matt ackland. >>> it's more than 150 years old. but this week, the smithsonian is doing something it's never done before and it's launching the first-ever national advertising campaign. they want to change the way you see them. >> reporter: giants question marks are appearing on buildings, leading here to a place called the smithsonian. >> the smith sonia -- smithsonian is about questions and answers. >> reporter: the smithsonian is doing something for the first time. a million-dollar national advertising campaign if in partnership with target. it's designed to re-introduce the world to the smithsonian. >> and when they researched, they found people allef the country had find memories, takin
the district's finances in the 1990s has died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board. the congressionally-mandated panel set up to oversee the financial management of the city. now, his appointment at the time was controversial and it drew the ire of then mayor marrian barry, but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> a strange twist in the case of a missing girl in colorado. a body was found yesterday seven miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared last friday on her way to school. now, many assume the body was jessica's, but at a news conference just a few moments ago, authorities said the search for the girl continues. officials acknowledge the discovery of the body but did not provide any information about that body. authorities believe that jessica was abducted. >>> just two days after jerry sandusky was sentenced for molesting 10 young boys, there is word this morning that his $59,0
sign in many respects. >> sue what's the word? >> reporter: i think it does a couple of things. first of all, hopefully we get the worst of the surge before the high tide. i know in new york city the tide is at 8:13. we think this will be on land before. we're hoping. it's hard to time all of that. out in ocean city, the high tide is 8:05. hopefully the surge is over before the high tide begins. so maybe that forward motion is a good sign. john, i wanted to answer your question you posted about why we're not seeing the tidal flooding. it's because the wind is out of the northwest. so it's not piling up just yet. eventually that might shift a little bit as the storm system gets more to our northwest and we get a south wind. right now it's pushing away. as we look at radar, as we watch big heavy bands of rain coming in, we're getting winds inside of them. let me put radar in motion. these are all spiraling in from the west; and as they're coming in, we picked up a gust to 68 miles per hour al wallops island. andrews air force base had a gust up to 54. i mentioned earlier, the 70 miles a
. . >>> and the governor of maryland will get a first hand look at the devastation along the coast later today's. the pier in ocean city was destroyed by superstorm sandy. governor martin o'malley will visit a shelteand john the mayor to get and update on the damage. >>> residents along the potomac fear additional flooding this morning. . >> reporter: good morning, allison. we're hearing a plane over ahead, we know national airport just down the river is trying to get up to speed but officials over there are saying they are watching the potential for the potomac river to continue to rise. communities all along the potomac and look at this beautiful sunrise -- but xhunts all along the water front are looking at that. we had a little bit of flooding yesterday and they are expecting high tide today and tomorrow. all eyes on that to see what is going to be coming downriver and perhaps what the impact will be in these areas. take a look at where it was yesterday. old town alexandria used to this, what they call minor flooding. happens every year and sometimes more than once a year, and while they brace for po
reviews. >> go see looper. >> or see paranormal activity, the first one. >> back to you guys. >> society first one is a prequel to the second -- how is the weather, tucker? >> we've got the showers winding down. got some showers just south of the city. we'll start with that. but the trend here is to dry things out over the next several hours. showers still falling just south and west of washington. getting into oldtown alexandria. getting further south, some thunderstorm activity crossing the potomac into maryland. this is going to kind of push across prince george's county, calvert county, perhaps ann run del county as it is moving through. you might hear a couple of rumbles of thunder. just saw some locally heavy rain. most of the shower activity is to north and east of us. there is that last little batch of moisture. i think by late this morning, we'll see some breaks in the clouds and a decent amount of sun this afternoon. kind of partly to mostly sunny here by late afternoon. look at that huge swirl out there in the atmosphere out to our west. and that will be a big player in our we
proof and we talked way back at spring training, our first meeting, and they bought into each other and they were good teammates and they were people that our city and organization can be proud of. and we'll see them again. >>> here's fox 5's lindsay murphy with the virginia-maryland game and a wrapup of the nats' final game of the year. >>> nats players and fans went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in the span of nine innings. a 6-0 lead was safe for a while. then the cardinals started chipping away, then the 9th happened. those chips became chunks and the champagne had to be moved out of the nats clubhouse. bottom of the 8th, nats up 6-5. suzuki, 2 on, 2 out, one up the middle off of mott. nats with insurance, up 7-5. and the record crowd erupting, thinking they got it in the bag. top of the 9th, still 7-5. bases loaded, 2 outs, this hit goes off the glove of ian desmond into center field. two runners score. the nats once a strike away from winning the series. game tied. next batter, 2 on, 2-2 count, base hit to right, two more runners come home. cardinals score 4
this morning, for the first time a team of fbi agents has arrived in benghazi and has already left the city. the agency is investigating last month's deadly attack on the american consulate. they have 60 days to issue a report. >>> police say it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt after this school bus plunged over a texas highway overpass, falling more than 15 feet. investigators say the bus was clipped by a car and landed on the door stop of a hotel below the overpass. one child and two adults were on board. they are all in stable condition. >>> more fallout from two recent incidents involving loose seats on american airlines flights. while american scrambles to fix the problem, it's canceled 44 flights for today. yesterday airline officials began pulling nearly 50 planes out of service to make the repairs. all the planes should be back in service by tomorrow. if you're flying on american today, double-check. 44flights canceled. >>> wow. that's big. >> yeah, it is. >> better safe, i know. >> sure. >> what's going on, tuck? >> friday and weather is going to cooperate. cool start, with
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